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Big decisions will hit the land of the oz. 

On Nov. 2, 2004 big decisions are being made regarding every aspect of a student's life. This year the presi- 
dent of the United States is chosen. Many adults are unaware or don't care about the issues involved with this 
year's candidates and will give away there precious right to vote. Taking time out of already busy schedules to 
educate yourself on the issues may not seem like a fun way to spend down time, but it is imperative to the fur- 
ture of our country. The decisions being made on Capitol Hill will be felt all over the counrty straight to the 
Flint Hills in Kansas. They will decide what school costs to you, whether or not you or your parents will 
receive Social Security and even what sex you can marry. Why would anyone willingly give away the freedom 
that was fought so hard for? This election is particularly crucial because we are in the middle of a lot of tur- 
moil overseas, especially in Iraq. They will decide how many Americans will continue to fight overse? 
how many will come home. Give yourself the knowledge to help save the planet from pollution and g 
warming. The great thing about this country is that any reason you have to vote is valued. So get the 1< 
edge and take the time to read the hot issues for each candidate by reading the story by Jennifer Chrap 
on pages 16-19. 



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RES 050 GRI 2004 

Butler County Community 
Grizzly. 




what's inside: 

4* campus life 

8* dorm life reality vs. real life 

J O- newly weds on campus 

(2- how do you get your credits? 

\ 4- vending machines profits 

f6- voting? Get the facts first 

20- jobs causing you stress 

22* 411 on the livestock judging team 

24* cultural diversity on campus 

26* commentary from a box 

28* sports, sports, sports 

30" meet the new staff 




/UDGE THOSE COWS. Find out who the 
livestock judging team is and find out what 
the members of the team have to say about 
their national titles. See story by Jackie 
Capps on page 22. 




TAKING A BREAK. Read the story by 
Jackie Capps on page 24 to learn more 
about Butler's cultural diversity and 
interviews with international students. 



Cover by Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Aerial photo by Bill Rebstock/Fulmer 

Studios 

Back cover photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus 



The Grizzly Staff 

Fall 2004 

Editor 
Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Design Editors 

Nicole Norris 
Rachelle Poirier 

Photgrapher 
Christina Crow 

Adviser 
Mike Swan 

Contact the Grizzly Staff at (316) 323-6893 

Butler Community College 

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■ • The SUTLER Grizzly STATUE has found a new home outside the 500 building. This statue was made 
by a student in the welding department. 

2* Six MEMBERS OF THE Cross COUNTRY TEAM show school spirit for the volleyball team at a 
home match. 

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4. Three members OF THE Butler Volleyball TEAM go up to make a block against an Allen County 
hitter. 

5* Jayme File,Beloit, Sophomore, goes up to hit against two Allen County blockers. 

O. FRESHMAN TANYA Hoag, ARKANSAS CITY, makes a pass in the home match against Allen County. 

7 • Cristy Cochran, Wellington, Freshman, researches for a paper on a computer in the library. 

0« LAURA Goins, Goddard, Freshman, takes a break from classes and homework to do laundry in 
the Cummins Hall. 



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(. The Butler Women's Basketball team works hard at practice. You can see the ladies play in their 

first game on Nov. 2 against Newman JV. 

2. A Butler Student takes a break to play games on his cell phone in the East residence hall lobby. 

3. SOPHOMORE /ayme File,Belojt, works out with the volleyball team in the new Champion's Training 
Center located behind the 500 building. 

4. Brittany Taylor, Liberal, Freshman, works hard on the bench press in the weight room with her 
volleyball teammates. 

5. STUDENTS PLAYED INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL at the sand pit on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four 

weeks. 



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6. Britni Kuenstler attempts a sidekick in the game against Dodge City. 

7 • MEMBERS OF THE BUTLER SOCCER TEAM make an attempt to score in a home game against Dodge City. 

8. Amanda ARMSTRONG receives a pass from a Butler teammate in the game against Dodge City. 

9. The BUTtER FOOTBALL TEAM played Independence in the homecoming game. Butler won 65-2. Photo 
by Jason Unruh. 

JO. STUDENTS PLATED POKER in the tournament that was part of the activities during homecoming week. 
Photo by Jason Unruh. 

\\ • A BUTLER STUDENT relaxes on a couch to watch TV in the lobby of the East residence hall. 



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Dorm reality 





EN/OYING SOME HOMEMADE FIXINGS. Brad 

freshman, and Ben Gugler, Salina 
freshman, take a break and enjoy a homemade PB&J 

sandwich. 



SPARE TIME NAPPING. Kendrick Harpe 

Hartwell, Ga. freshman, finds himself taking a nap 

between c in the empty hum 

quieter alternative to taking ;i nap in the same room 

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life 




Story and layout by Rachelle Poirier 



Finally, high school is over. 

Now, you are preparing yourself to step into the 
next milestone of your life, the "College Scene." 
Besides the obvious changes you will encounter 
while entering college, such as studying subjects of 
your choice that you can actually see yourself using 
in your future profession, the biggest change for 
many freshmen will be moving out and living on 
their own. 

According to the website "Dorms: The True 
Hollywood Story" (www.collegeboard.com), dorms 
are recommended for college freshmen. 

"They can help jump start your social life, ease 
the transition to life on your own and introduce you 
to a diverse group of people." 

But is it what incoming freshmen expected? 
Some students are disappointed when they first enter 
a residence hall room for the first time, because it 
doesn't even come close to meeting their expecta- 
tions. 

Cynthia Ignowski, Wichita freshman, pictures the 
residence halls to be small, plain and unfurnished 
after having seen a glance at her older sister Rebecca 
Ignowski 's room at Benedictine College in Atchison. 

Actually, the Butler Community College dorms 

larger than most community colleges and are 
completely furnished according to Janece English, 
Director of Residence Life. 

With each touch of decorations from each stu- 
dent, the rooms reflect their own personality. This 
makes each room unique and fun. 

The Cummins residence hall rooms are a lot 
smaller than the room Rory Gilmore moved into at 
Yale l University on the WB's "Gilmore Girls." The 
looms were full-size two bedroom apartments. 

When his parents moved to Missouri, Zach Light, 
I I I )oi ado freshman, had no choice but to move in to 
the dorms. After previously seeing the KU and K- 
State dorms, Light decided to reside in the East resi- 



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dence halls. 

"I wonder if prison could be worse," Light says. 
He is not a big fan of the loud music playing until 
2:30 a.m., resulting in his lack of sleep. The only 
other difference from living at home for Light is 
walking to the Student Union to eat. 

"Other than that, I still visit my parents when 
they come home so I can do my laundry and ask for 
money," he says. 

TV has risen students' expectations of what col- 
lege life is, compared to what it is in reality. For 
example, a student may be disappointed when he or 
she comes to see the residence hall rooms for the first 
time and they see that they will be living in a space 
the size of a walk-in closet. 

Some students may be looking forward to the 
independent lifestyle, while others may just be look- 
ing forward to the popular dorm parties. After all, 
that's all college students do, have huge, outrageous 
parties in their dorms covering the entire hallway, as 
depicted in a Dell commercial, right? English says no 
"there aren't many parties here in the Butler dorms, 
and if there are, they are kept very quiet." 

If there was a party held in any residence hall, 
the loud noise would probably lead security to the 
location, who would then break the party up. Security 
would take names of the residents, and non-residents 
are asked to leave. If there is alcohol present, the 
owner of the drinks is forced to assist security in dis- 
posing of all the contents. 

"This lets students see their money going down 
the drain, literally," says English. 

Along with the punishment, those who are host- 
ing the party will have an alcohol violation on their 
record and depending on which offense it is, they will 
be responsible for the fines and sanctions according 
to Butler's alcohol policy. The first offense is fined 
$50, with possible counseling and referral to 
Drug/Alcohol class.The second offense comes with a 
$100 fine along with counseling sessions and manda- 
tory Drug/ Alcohol class. The third offense is your 
final, resulting in removal from the residence hall 
and/or expulsion from college. No alcohol is permit- 
ted anywhere on campus. Along with that, they are in 
disturbance of quiet hours, which begin at 10:30 p.m., 
or the 24-hour courtesy rule. 

Even though the Butler residence hall rooms 
aren't as they are portrayed on TV shows and com- 
mercials, it is still part of the college lifestyle and an 
important part in your stepping stone through a new 



milestone, and for most, a fresh journey through the 
independent world. 




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QUIET HOMEWORK SPACE, I oi Megan 

Clements, Logan freshman, her residence hall room is 
a reliable place to get her assignments completed. 




Everyone has some idea of how a resi- 
dence ROOM LOOKS. The Cummins residence 
hall room, housing three, may be closer to the ideal 
portrait most have in their minds. 




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Still relying on parents for clean 

CLOTHES. For the others, like Laura ( roins, < roddard 
freshman, doing laundry is among one of the respon- 
sibilities students encounter while living on then 
own. 




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Newlyweds 



Story and layout by Rachelle Poirier 




Marriage is the ultimate commitment. 

The age at which one is ready for this step varies 
from person to person. 

According to "Students Who Marry" 
(www.andybox.com), 90 percent of all Americans 
will marry sometime in their lifetime. So why not get 
it over with now? 

If you have a loved one by your side and 
absolutely know you are going to spend the rest of 
your lives together, as do many college students, why 
does everyone prefer to wait until they have graduat- 
ed? 

Not everyone desires to wait. In fact, many stu- 
dents are choosing to get married while still pursuing 
their educations and others decide to take a break 
from school and come back later in their adulthood to 
earn a degree. 

There are many reasons why a student could 
choose to get married. 

"Students Who Marry" says, "some marry 
because they are financially able to support each 
other, unplanned pregnancy or religious convictions." 
Whatever the supporting reasons, one thing must be 
for sure, they are in love. 

Married July 24, 2004, newlywed Kimberly 



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Lowmiller, Wichita sophomore, at 20 years old, is 
experiencing the fresh development of their married 
relationship. 

"There's never a right time to get married, we 
both just knew we were ready," says Lowmiller. 

Kimberly and Kris were financially ready for the 
marriage. Kris is currently working while Kimberly is 
keeping busy with 15 credit hours, being the station 
manager for KBTL (88.1 the Butler radio station) and 
testing her physical abilities with rock climbing. The 
couple met in the radio program here at Butler. 

We all know that many times every little girl 
dreams of rinding their own Prince Charming, and 
when they do they hang on to him. The girl will often 
start dropping hints that she's ready for marriage and 
finds herself waiting for the man to pop the question. 

While marriage is a large step in anyone's life, 
some find it very hard to commit to take the final step 
which will tie him or her down for the rest of life. 
Others look forward to spending the rest of their life 
with the one they love. 

Jim, Wichita freshman, 30 years old, and Joy 
La Vine, Tahlequah, Okla. freshman, 26, have been 
married for ten years. Their lives seem hectic from an 
outsider's point of view, but to them it's all part of 
the married life. 

Parents of two boys, 7 and 10 years, they both 
manage to hold down jobs and enroll in 15 credit 
hours each. In their spare time, the two biology 
majors participate in the school's Save the Rain 
Forest project. 

Most students are still looking for the one. Some 
are holding on to their mate until the time is right for 
them to tie the knot. 

Mike Bradley, Haysville freshman, has been dat- 
ing Shannan Herzet, Potwin sophomore, for one year 
and two months. Bradley doesn't have a hard time 
picturing himself being a married student. 

"We love each other and being married wouldn't 
make things any different from the way things are 
now," says Bradley. 

The thought of having children while still attend- 



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Butler students vs omen 

"I would get married because of..." 

Based on a poll of 100 students 

My commitment to The One 44% 

Procreation 30% 

Don't want to be lonely 12% 

Marriage? Not my thing 14% 



My commit 

Procreation 

Don't want to be lonely 

Marriage? Not my thing 



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30% 
6% 
8% 



ing school is out of the question for Bradley. Their 
busy lives wouldn't leave much time for the child. 
Herzet runs cross-country and track while Bradley 
works full time. 

"I think students who are married, have kids and 
go to school full time are really talented and 
focused," says Bradley. "I know I wouldn't be able 
to do it." 

College students have enough on their schedules 
as it is. Both men and women have their own views 
on student marriage, but if they're in love and able to 
support each other, then many will go ahead and start 
living and enjoying their newlywed life. 




MARRIED THREE MONTHS. They are true new- 

lyweds. Kimberly and Chris Lowmiller are enjoying 
their new lives together, as one. 




Walking down the aisle, one of 



the most expensive items in a wedding is a bride's 
gown. The perfect gown guarantees all eyes on you. 



IHE HONEYMOON* Hawaii is a popular spot for a 
couple's first vacation as husband and wife. 



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Unusual 

Ways to Get your 
Art and P.E. Credit 



Story, layout, and photos 
by Christina Crow 



Ever wonder about some of the unusual courses 
listed in the Butler catalog every year? You may be a 
little curious when you come across a class like jew- 
elry making, stained glass design, karate, bowling 
and archery. There are many classes, unusual or not, 
that you can take here at Butler to get your art and 
P.E. credit. Butler offers just about anything for your 
interest and needs. 

Roger Mathews, art instructor and jewelry making 
and stained glass teacher, has been here for 26 years 
and taught these two classes for just as long. 

Mathews is a glass artist who has retail shows in 
Wichita every week. Mathews says, "It's just what I 
do, making jewelry," when asked why he chose to 
teach these classes. 

Some of the things you can find the students 
learning about are the techniques behind manipulat- 
ing metal, setting stones for your jewelry and making 
different sculptures out of metal you can wear. 

Erin Carson, Wichita freshman, chose to be in the 
jewlery making class because she was interested in 



the craft behind making the jewelry. 

Shari Neidhardt, Potwin sophomore, took this 
class because she thought it would be interesting. 
Neidhardt is taking both stained glass and jewelry 
making and says, "The classes teach you to be 
patient; you don't want to rush anything when doing a 
project." Neidhardt also highly recommends either of 
these classes. 

Going just a couple buildings down, to the 500 
building, you can find Fred Torneden teaching his 
physical education classes. 

Lifetime fitness is the most popular P.E. course at 
Butler. It covers topics such as general nutrition, 
weight management, wellness and coping with stress. 
Students participate in cardio activites at their own 
pace and ability regardless of age or talent level. 
Torneden says that this semester they just added rock 
climbing as a course and plan to add soccer and 
pilates to the program soon. The one credit hour P.E. 
classes involve many different activities, and they are 
all available to you. 




Heat wave hits the art department. 

Erin Carson, Wichita freshman, heats up a bracelet to be able to manipulate 
the piece in her jewelry design class. 



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Putting the Pieces Together. Kirston Holland, 
Herrington sophomore, starts cutting out and putting 
the pieces together on her stained glass project. 



/l/ST STICK TO IT. Jenny Beck, El Dorado 
sophomore, carefully glues her stained glass 
project together. 




FLYING HIGH. Peggy Brant, Wichita sophomore, works on putting and gluing the pieces together for 
her angel stained glass project. 



Course Descriptions 



Jewelry Design 

Beginning course in 
studio work in vari- 
ous kinds of metals. 
Techniques and 
skills will be taught 
to the beginning stu- 
dent. 



Stained Glass Design 

Introduction to the phi- 
losophy of design, 
design execution and 
technique differentia- 
tion which are used in 
historical and contem- 
porary applications of 
stained glass. 



Bowling 

Course for people 
who have never 
bowled or need 
instruction and 
practice on basic 
skills. 



Archery 

Lecture/discussion 
and practical experi- 
ences are aimed at 
orienting the begin- 
ning archer with an 
understanding of 
archery history, termi- 
nology, and proper 
fundamentals. 



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So we have all wondered at one 
point or another, 'Where does the 
money I put in the pop and candy 
machines actually go?' Well, in a 
poll taken by 1 00 students who are 
currently attending Butler 
Community College, 32 percent 
believe the profits from the vend- 
ing machines are for sports equip- 
ment and uniforms; 28 percent of 
students think the money may be 
geared toward helping pay for 
scholarships; 21 percent believe it 
is for other college funds; and 19 
percent of students think the profits 
are used for campus landscaping. 

To find out exactly where the 
profits from vending machines go, 
the Finance Executive for Butler 
Community College, Edith Waugh, 
was contacted. 

"We get commission from the 
profits raised to help pay for 
general operating funds for the 
college, such as lab materials. It 
also helps pay employee salaries 
and goes toward student scholar- 
ships, but in an indirect way," says 



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Waugh. 

The profits go toward scholar- 
ships by providing the needed 
materials for science classes; they 
also help to purchase computers 
and other equipment needed to help 
students with their education. 

Although machines are scattered 
all over the campus, they are filled 
and checked by employees working 
for the Vending Service Inc. 

"We don't have anything to do 
with the actual machines and 
dealing with the money; the only 
thing we do is just allow them to be 
here," says Waugh. 

Who decides where the actual 
percentage of Butler's share of the 
profits goes is strictly the decision 
of the Executive Administration 
Committee; they can change where 
the money goes at any given time. 

"I would say the machines are 
filled and the profits are collected 
from the vending company no more 
than two times a week," says Bill 
Rinkenbaugh, Vice President of 
Student Services at Butler. 



He takes care of finances for 
many different things on campus; 
just a few of them include admis- 
sions, food services and athletics. 

"Overall, at Butler (in El 
Dorado) there are approximately 
22 vending machines on campus 
(including residence halls), with at 
least two to three in each build- 
ing," comments Rinkenbaugh. 

If Andover is included, they 
have about 10 vending machines 
on the campus. According to 
Rinkenbaugh, McConnell does not 
have any because the campus isn't 
big enough to have any machines. 
So, for all of you who have ever 
wondered 'Where does my money 
go that I put in the candy and pop 
machines?', now you know, and it 
is just one more fun fact that can be 
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George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the 
lUnited States. He was sworn into office Jan. 20, 
2001, after a campaign in which he outlined sweep- 
ing proposals to reform America's public schools, 
transform our national defense, provide tax relief, 
modernize Social Security and Medicare and encour- 
age faith-based and community organizations to work 
|with government to help Americans in need. 

President Bush served for six years as the 46th 
iGovernor of the State of Texas, where he earned a 
reputation as a compassionate conservative who 
shaped public policy based on the principles of limit- 
ed government, personal responsibility, strong fami- 
llies and local control. 

President Bush was born on July 6, 1 946, in New 
I Haven, Conn, and he grew up in Midland and 
I Houston, Texas. 

He received a bachelor's degree from Yale 
lUniversity in 1968, then served as an F-102 fighter 
pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. President Bush 
received a Master of Business Administration from 
Harvard Business School in 1975. After graduating, 
^he moved back to Midland and began a career in the 
energy business. 

After working on his father's successful 1988 
presidential campaign, he assembled the group of 
partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball 
franchise in 1989. 

He served as managing general partner of the 
I Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor on Nov. 
]8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote. 

He became the first governor in Texas history to 
Ibe elected to consecutive four-year terms when he 
was re-elected on Nov. 3, 1998, with 68.6 percent of 
I the vote. 

President Bush is married to Laura Welch Bush, a 
I former teacher and librarian, and they have twin 
|daughters, Barbara and Jenna. 

The Bush family also includes their dog, Barney, 
land a cat, India. 
Biography taken from www.georgebush.com 



John Kerry is running for president to make 
America stronger at home and more respected in the 
world. He has a plan to create good-paying jobs at 
home - jobs that let American families get ahead in 
an America where the middle class is growing, not 
being squeezed. He has a plan to make health care a 
right for all Americans. He has a plan to make this 
nation independent from Middle East oil. And he has 
a plan to modernize and strengthen America's military 
and lead a new era of alliances - so young Americans 
are never put in harm's way because we insisted on 
going it alone. 

John Kerry is running for president to answer the 
call to service - just as he has answered that call all 
his life. He was born on Dec. 11, 1943 at Fitzsimons 
Army Hospital in Colorado. His father, Richard, vol- 
unteered in the Army Air Corps during World War II. 
His mother, Rosemary, was a lifelong community 
activist. 

As he was about to graduate from Yale, John 
Kerry volunteered to serve in Vietnam. His leader- 
ship, courage and sacrifice earned him a Silver Star, 
a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple 
Hearts. In Vietnam, John Kerry saw the lives of his 
fellow soldiers put at risk because some leaders in 
Washington were making bad decisions. 

John Kerry was elected Lieutenant Governor in 
1982. Two years later, he was elected to the United 
States Senate and has won re-election three times 
since. In the Senate, John Kerry fought to strengthen 
our economy, improve public education, make health 
care more affordable and protect our environment. 
And during his 19 years on the Senate Foreign 

"Relations Committee, he has distinguished himself as 
^one of our nation's most respected voices on national 
security and international affairs. 

John Kerry sees America as a country of the 
future, a country of optimists. As he says, "We just 
need to believe in ourselves. Let America be America 

I again." 

Biography was taken from www.johnkerry.com 



Bush's future plans 



Reforming America's high schools- 

To provide $250 million annually to extend state 
assessments of students' reading and math skills. 

Creating jobs- 

Will provide $500 million for jobs for the 21st 
Century. These will educate and train high-skilled 
American workers in schools and community col- 
leges. 

Troop deployment- 
lb restructure American forces overseas, to use exist- 
ing forces more effectivly and to support servicemen, 
servicewomen and their families better. 

Social Security- 

To strengthen and enhance, guaranteeing no changes 
in benefits for current retirees and near retirees, while 
giving young workers opportunity to use their Social 
Security to build a nest egg for retirement to be 
passed on to the families. 



Drug problems in school- 
increase funding for school drug testing, to help stu- 
dents resist peer pressure and help parents intervene 
with students in need. 

Tax problems- 
will work to make tax codes simpler for taxpayers 
and encourage investment saving and improve the 
economy's ability to create jobs and raise wages. 

Fight the war on offense- 

To continue to fight abroad to keep terrorists from 
our homes so we don't have to face them here. 



Health care- 
To develop a community health center in every poor 
county in America. 



Q&A 



Facts 



Q: Why hasn't the president fully funded his emer- 
gency plan for AIDS relief? 

A: The President's Plan increases spending each year, 
over five years. The Bush administration is moving 
money quickly to reach those in need. 



-His is investing more resources in America's 
students than any time in history. 
-No Child Left Behind Act provides options for 
children who attend low-performing school to 
choose another public school or to take advan- 
tage of tutoring. 

-He has raised the maximum Pell Grant from 
$3,750 to $4,050. 




Information gathered from www.Georgebush.com 



Layout by Jennifer. Chrapkowski 



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Kerry's goals 

To improve national security he wants to win the 
global war against terror; second, to stop the spread 
of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; third, to 
promote democracy, freedom and opportunity, start- 
ing by winning peace in Iraq. Four steps will be taken 

1 . Launch and lead a new era of alliances 

2. Modernize the world's most powerful military to 
meet new threats 

3. Deploy all that is in America's arsenal 

4. Free America from its dangerous dependence on 
Mid-east oil 

Health care is going to be affordable, high-quality 
and will keep families healthy, making it a right not a 
privilege. The steps being taken are: 

1 . Cut premiums 

2. Cover all Americans with quality care 

3. Cut cost of prescription drugs 

4. Cut waste and inefficiency 

Five challenges in improving homeland security are: 

1. Track and stop terrorists 

2. Protect our borders and shores 

3. Harden vulnerable targets 

4. Improve domestic readiness 

5. Guard liberty 




Economy is the measure of a strong middle class 
where every person has a chance to work and 
ability to succeed. Steps to meet this plan are: 

1. Create good-paying jobs 

2. Cut middle-class taxes to raise middle-class 
incomes 

3. Make Washington live within a budget 

4. Invest in jobs of tomorrow 

To create an energy independent county Kerry will: 

1 . Explore and develop new energy sources 

2. Develop tomorrow technology 

3. Make America energy independent of Middle East 
oil 

All Americans should be able to make the most of 
their potential and education is at the core. Kerry 
will: 

1 . Make our responsibilities our schools 

2. Continue reform and put a great teacher in every 
classroom 

3. Offer 3.5 million after-school opportunities 

4. Make college affordable 

Americans have the right to breathe unpolluted air, 
drink safe water and live a clean life. He plans to 
improve the environment by: 

1 . Creating cleaner and greener communities 

2. Enacting a conservation with America 

3. Protecting our health by reducing dangerous air 
emissions 

4. Restoring America's water 



Information gathered from www.Johnkerry.com 




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Campus Jobs Create Less Stress for 

Students 



Story and Design by Nicole Norris 

So the new school year begins. 
Along with it comes the anxious- 
ness, pressure and stress. 
Especially for those trying to find 
a medium between school, work 
and other activities. In the society 
we live in today it is a major pres- 
sure to make enough money to do 
and buy all the things we desire 
and get a good education at the 
same time. This is where on cam- 
pus jobs come in very handy. 

"Everything is close together 
and we know that the student 
comes first, not the job," says 
Susan Howell, Student Career and 
Employment Services Director at 
the El Dorado campus. If you are 
interested in an on campus job or 
any kind of internship pertaining 
to your major, Howell is the 
woman to talk to. 

"My job is to help students 
find the type of job they are inter- 
ested in; whether it be on campus, 
off campus or an internship," com- 
ments Howell. From the Hubbard 
Center to the library and the book- 
store to the EduCare Center, there 
are so many on campus jobs it 
seems there is a little something 
for everyone. 

Jennie Nold, freshman from 
Augusta, found that having a job 
on a college campus is very fun. 
She started working in the 
Hubbard Center when fall classes 
began. 

"I just pretty much answer the 
phone, take student IDs and work 
the front desk," explains Nold. She 



is currently taking 17 credit hours at Butler and works 15 to 20 hours a 
week. That sounds like a lot but somehow she manages to not get too 
stressed out. 

While giggling, Nold says, "Whenever I have a break between class- 
es I come to get a few hours of work in; then it is back to class. It 
sounds a little crazy, but that is the way it has to be." 

It may sound overwhelming, but it keeps her busy enough so she 
doesn't get too bored. 

On the opposite side of campus, Patrick Fahrenbruch, sophomore 
from Coldwater, really enjoys his job in the EduCare Center. He must 
like it because this is his second year working there. He is an assistant 







COMING TO THE END of her day in the Hubbard 

Center, Jenni Nold does some last minute organizing before she heads 
off to her next class. Keeping everything neat helps by moving the day 
along more quickly. 



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f "Everything is close together ^ 

and we know that the student 

comes first, not the job." 

-Susan Howell, Student Career and Employment 
i Services Director, 

teacher dealing with kids seven to 12 years old. 

Fahrenbruch mentions that the kids basically hang out with each 
other and have play time. He makes sure they get snacks and helps them 
with their homework. Fahrenbruch is also currently taking 16 credit 
hours at Butler and working 25 hours a week at the EduCare Center. He 
is also a yell leader for Butler Spirit Squad and they practice at least 
three nights a week. He is constantly busy 

"I can't get stressed out I don't even have time to think about being 
stressed," comments Fahrenbruch. 

After a long day of classes, going to work at the EduCare Center can 
be relaxing and it is a fun work environment. 

"So, if you like dealing with kids, the EduCare Center is a very cool 
place to work," says Fahrenbruch. 

Your school, work and friends can be all in the same area and that 
can be a good thing. If you are interested in applying for a campus job, 
either contact Susan Howell or simply log on to your computer and go 
to Ecampusrecruit.com. Starting pay on campus is $6 an hour. This is 
over minimum wage and everyone is very flexible with schedules. The 
website is packed with information on any and every kind of job you 
could think of. It is very helpful and it will guide you along and assist 
you in discovering what it is you would like to do. 




CHANGING THE BULB is just one of the many duties 

Aaron Boddy, freshman from Wichita, has to take care of daily for his 
job. Not only does photography require a lot of work, but cleaning up. 



Signs Yoi/re Stressed N 

Out 

-Feeling depressed, edgy, 
guilty, tired 

-Having headaches, trouble 
sleeping 

-Laughing or crying for no 
reason 

-Blaming other people for 

bad things that 

happen to you 

-Only seeing the down side 
of a situation 

-Feeling like things you 

used to enjoy aren't fun or 

are a burden 

-Resenting other people or 
your responsibilities 

Things To Help Fight Stress 

-Eating well-balanced meals 
on a regular basis 

-Drinking less caffeine 

-Getting enough sleep 

-Exercising on a 
regular basis 



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"It's just like 

one big family; 

we're like brothers and 

sisters." 

Brett Crow, member of Livestock 
Judging Team 



Story by Jackie Capps 

For members of the livestock judging team, 
animals are more than just something they look at in 
the zoo. In fact, they spend around 40 hours a week 
with livestock as members of this championship-win- 
ning team. 







ANIMALS 
STUCSNTS 



The 25 students involved, which have come to 
Butler from 14 different states and Canada, are all 
here to compete against other schools located 
everywhere from Kentucky to San Francisco. They 
compete in around 1 5 regional and national 
contests, as well as gain experience in this field by 
traveling and practicing their skill. A typical 
contest consists of the students evaluating three 
different species of livestock, based on requirements 
such as muscle and fat content, and then ranking the 
various animals based on these requirements. They 
then must defend their ranking to a judge, which is 
referred to as oral reasons. 

While many of the students involved 
come from an agricultrual background or 
have a strong interest in the field, Livestock 
Director Chris Mullinix feels that this is not 
as important as the skills these 
students obtain from being involved with 

"It doesn't matter what career they end 
up in; the skills they learn are life-long," 
says Mullinix, who feels that students walk 
away from the program with better person- 
al, communication and time management 
skills and decision making abilities. He adds 
that in order to be successful, students must 
learn to be articulate and to be convincing 
to the judge by using logic and defending 
decisions made regarding their choices in 
the livestock. 

And successful they are. In fact, last year 
the team finished its most successful cam- 



THE MAN BEHIND THE SCENES, cms 

Mullinix teaches the required courses for his students to be success- 
ful in agriculture and judging livestock. "In order to be successful, 
students must learn to be articulate and to be convincing to the judge 
by using logic and defending decisions made regarding their choices 
in the livestock," says Mullinix. 



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paign in history. Out of 14 regional and 
national events, the team posted nine cham- 
pionship and seven reserve championship 
finishes. 

"There's no other program in the country 
that can match how ours has done these past 
ferw years," says Brett Crow, Danville 
sophomore. For him, while the experience 
and contacts he makes with people in the 



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industry is rewarding, he also 
enjoys the friendships he has made 
with other members on the team. 

"It's just like one big family; 
we're like brothers and sisters," 
says Crow. 

For many of the students, all 
their hard work in the program 
pays off, as most students receive 
numerous scholarship opportuni- 
ties at four-year universities across 
the country after their time at 
Butler. And even with all the time 
spent working with the livestock 
team, the students involved 
manage to keep their grades up; 
last year, the overall GPA of the 
team members was a 3.6. 

Mullinix, who also teaches 
agricultural courses in addition to 
leading the livestock judging team, 
is quick tonraise his students for 
their hard work and well- 
mannered demeanors. 

"The important part to me is 
what we produce; industry lead- 
ers," says Mullinix. 

AWARDS 
GALORE; the 

whole livestock judging 
team (from 2003-2004) 
gathers around their awards 
for a group picture. They 
are nationally known for 
their experience and huge 
success in judging livestock. 




Photo from Butler Website 



is located a half mile off the main cam- 



THE BUTLER HERO 

pus just behind the agriculture teaching facility. Making sure the herd is healthy 
is a key factor for the students in the agricultural department. By keeping 
records of the herd production, the students have quick access to individual 
weight gain and feed efficiency data for all the animals. Judging their own live- 
stock is good practice for when competition dates come around. 




Diversity 




campus 

Story by Jackie Capps 
Layout by Rachelle Poirier 
Photos by Andrew Dorpinghaus 

dents may seem very high, it has actually decreased in recent 
years. Randy Bush, International Student Advisor, thinks that 
higher restrictions and difficulty getting a student visa may 
have contributed to this decline. 

"The number of students has declined from previous 
semesters due to difficulties obtaining student visas," says 
Bush. "Overall, we have fewer new arrivals from overseas but 
most new students come to Butler by transferring from another 
college." 

Although there are students here from Nepal, Kenya, 
Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Taiwan, Japan, India, Mexico 
and so on, the largest percentages of these students attend 
classes at the Andover site. Bush attributes this to more stu- 
dents wanting to live in Wichita and commute, as most are 
used to the big city life in their home countries. 

For many international students, a chance to experience the 
American culture, learn the language and gain a new perspec- 
tive ranks high on their list of priorities as to why they are 
here. For Melissa Khoo, freshman from Hong Kong, she has 
enjoyed our food, culture and music (she names hip hop as one 
of her personal favorites), as well as the accessibility of driv- 
ing. 

"We have good public transportation (in Hong Kong); the 
driving test is really hard to pass there because the examiner 
does not want you to pass, especially if you are younger," says 
Khoo. She does, however, miss the night life of Hong Kong 
and has trouble adjusting to driving on the right side of the 
road. "There are already too many cars there, but only the rich 
have cars." 

The International Student Association is an organization at 
Butler designed for any students interested in learning about 
different cultures through various events that are planned. This 
organization is not limited to international students; any and all 
students are invited to join. For more information, students are 
asked to contact the international office at 733-3230. 

"We encourage the students and staff at Butler to welcome 
the international students on our campus and get to know them, 
because they bring important cultural diversity to Butler," says 
Bush. 



UNIVERSAL PEACE SIGN. Melissa Khoo, from Hong Kong, shines her bright smile at the international pic- 
nic held at a park in Andover on Sept. 16. 



Where are you from? Maybe you are a 
commuter from an outside city. Or maybe 
you moved here from a different state or 
school. Maybe you live in El Dorado, 
Andover or in Rose Hill. However, there are 
260 international students attending Butler 
that are not. 

Believe it or not, there are actually 82 
countries represented among the internation- 
al student population here at Butler. 

For Sharon Muchina, sophomore from 
Kenya, the opportunity to live abroad and 
experience a new lifestyle intrigued her. She 
transferred to Butler after attending the 
University of Alabama for a year, where her 
aunt teaches. She chose Bulter so she could 
be close to her brother, who is also a Butler 
student. 

"It was a chance to experience a new 
culture, so I grabbed the opportunity right 
away," says Muchina. 

While the number of international stu- 




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Tanzania, John Muchina from Kenya and 
Salehe Kauwbwa from Tanzania step aside 
from the picnic to show off their b-ball 
skills. 




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international students 


Student 


Country 


Anita Bashct 


Nepal 


Amara Batchuluun 


Mongolia 


Edward Gichuru 


Kenya 


John Glover 


Ghana 


Geoffrey Kanake 


Kenya 


Melissa Khoo 


Hong Kong 


Irene Lusenaka 


Kenya 


John Mburu 


Kenya 


Vincent Muma 


Kenya 


George Ndegwa 


Kenya 


Wongani Phiri 


Malawi 


Mohammad Rezai 


Germany 


Christopher Tonoboun 


Cameroon 


Sharon Toroitich 


Kenya 


John-Paul Wirba 


Cameroon 


Crystal Young 


Canada 




SNACK TIME. Gaku Shirai from Japan 

enjoys refreshments at the International 
Welcome Picnic. 



PlCNIC SMILES* Sharon Muchina, from Kenya, enjoys con- 
versations with various students from around the world. 



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opinion by Steve Barnack 

As I paced my feet left to right continuously, I 
could not bare to look at the scoreboard which read 
29-25 in favor of Coffeyville with four minutes and 
13 seconds remaining in the game. After Butler was 
up 25-0 with 13 minutes and 40 seconds remaining in 
the third quarter, everything seemed to be going my 
way. Butler was winning by a large margin and mak- 
ing the Red Ravens look like a Pee- Wee football 
team, but then something happened. 

The game turned to the opposite direction. Butler 
went from a high profile NFL team like the Kansas 
City Chiefs, but with a much better defense, to what 
Coffeyville looked like in the first half which was 
horrible. 

Coffeyville finally scored their first touchdown of 
the night within a couple of minutes and this led to 
World War III without guns. The Red Ravens seemed 
to do whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. 

The Red Ravens were led by quarterback Michael 
Machen, who led the troops down the field four 
straight times to overcome what seemed to be an 
insurmountable 25-0 deficit to lead 29-25 late in the 
fourth quarter. 

Each time the Red Ravens scored, guns and can- 
nons were going off into the air through the PA sys- 
tem and at one point I seemed to believe I was in the 
Battle for the Alamo. 

This battle, however, was for the Jayhawk 
Conference lead. 

For the Grizzlies, no one looked better than Zac 
Taylor, Norman, Okla. sophomore, who passed for 
362 yards and three touchdowns. Taylor also ran for a 
1 6-yard first down which led to the dramatic finish. 

After a defensive pass interference call on 
Coffeyville in the end-zone, the penalty gave the 
Grizzlies an automatic first down at the two-yard line. 
Ryan Torain, Shawnee freshman, on the next play ran 
right up the middle of the line for a touchdown to put 
the Grizzlies back on top 31-29 with 46 seconds 
remaining. 

When Butler scored, my heart beat faster than I 
ever thought possible. 

I turned to my partner on the right and we slapped 
each other's hands as if we were on the field scoring 
the touchdown. 

That's when I realized I loved being part of the 



sportscasting crew here at Butler. In my tenure here 
at Butler, we are 1 7-0 overall with one national title 
victory over Dixie State, 14-10, in the Dixie Rotary 
Bowl in Utah last year. 

Finally, our view from the five-level pressbox was 
unforgettable. You could see 100 miles of Kansas 
land during the day. At night you only saw the lights 
of the Coffeyville power-plant. 

The power-plant seemed to remind me of home in 
Chicago when you fly over at night and see the sky- 
line all lit up in yellow for miles and miles. To some 
extent who knows what this game will store for both 
teams in the future. There are plenty of questions that 
still need to be answered after this battle. 

Will Butler go undefeated the rest of the season, 
including playoffs, and play in the National 
Championship game like last year? 

Will Coffeyville come to El Dorado in November 
to face off in another conference championship duel? 
Finally, can Coffeyville end their ten game losing 
streak to the Grizzlies? Nah! Not while I'm the voice 
of Grizzly radio and can be heard on 88.1 FM every 
Saturday starting at 6:45 p.m., Sundays at 1:30 p.m. 
for the playoffs. 

(Editor's note: Steve Barnack, Shawn Werle, 
Jeremy Costello and Matt Anderson are Sports Media 
scholarship students this semester. They broadcast 
all Butler football and basketball games on KBTL.) 




TlME OUT/ Steve Barnack and Shawn Werle broad- 
cast the Coffeyville vs. Butler game at Coffeyville 
earlier this year. (Staff photo.) 



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MAKING THE CUT 



Story by Matt Anderson 

Being on a National Championship football team 
isn't a walk around the block. It takes time, hard work 
and dedication to school and football. Players have to 
make decisions that sometimes can be the hardest 
decisions they will make. Coaches also have to make 
these decisions as well. It can be some of the hardest 
times playing for and coaching a National 
Championship team. 

Head Coach Troy Morrell makes it clear that it 
takes more than going out on the field and playing 
football. 

"Our players have to get it 100 percent in the class- 
room and on the field every day if they want to play," 
says Morrell. "Every day our players go to the class- 
room and get their work done and then come out to 
the field for a hard day's practice." 

On the field, the players show the coaches, fans 
and media what they have already proven in practice. 
The players also have to stay focused. Fans and 
media can be a sidetrack to a player. 

This year's team has a star quarterback and three 
star running backs. Zac Taylor, sophomore from 
Norman, Okla., transferred from 



Wake Forest to come play for Butler. Taylor has made 
a huge step up in the quarterback position. 
Sometimes Taylor doesn't even play a whole game 
but still throws for at least 150 yards a contest. 

"Zac is a great person and a great player," says 
Morrell. "Zac helps our team with his leadership and 
his confidence on and off the field." 

With the three freshmen tailbacks this year, Butler 
has no problem running the ball. Ryan Torain, 
Shawnee, Daniel Anderson, Manhattan and Kenny 
Wilson, Liberal, are three all-star backs that each 
have a different style of running. But they still make 
big plays when the team needs them to. 

"We are pretty young this year, but I have no 
doubt we can win it this year," says Morrell. "We 
have the talent, we just need to go out there and do 
what we do in practice and stay focused." 

So far, the Grizzlies are ranked number one and 
undefeated. They have a chance to win the National 
Championship again this year. They are young, but 
they have a lot of talent. So don't underestimate this 
Grizzly football team. 



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Action on the s 



Story by Steve Barnack 

The players aren't the only ones that have to focus when it comes to gameday. The athletic train- 
ers are busy preparing for what will be a hectic night once kickoff begins at Galen Blackmore Stadium 
in El Dorado. 

Before we talk about what happens once the game starts, let's go to Monday where it all starts. 
Monday through Friday, trainers are split into groups which they follow during practice to keep an 
eye out for injuries or signs of fatigue. 

Some of the duties that a trainer does during practice are filling up water bottles, wrapping players 
ankles up with tape and assisting the head trainer with any injuries that occur during the day. 

Generally the trainers show up around noon, after they're done eating. After practice is over, the 
staff puts up the supplies and closes the doors for the night. 

"Usually I went home around six or seven, but that depends if there are soccer or volleyball games 
during the week," says Dustin SanRomani, Kingman sophomore. 

This schedule is the same until Friday. Friday is the day where some of the trainers are sent out to 
local high schools to assist other high school football teams. They tape ankles, fill water bottles and 
help players with their injuries. 

"This was one of the experiences I enjoyed doing. Helping other high schools out on top of taking 
care of assignments at Butler was like community service," says SanRomani. 

On Saturday, the staff meets in the cafeteria around 1 p.m. for a pre-game meal. After the meal, a 
couple of the trainers take equipment over to the stadium to organize and be ready for when the play- 
ers show up around 3 p.m. 

Some of the items taken are tables, chairs, water bottles and medicines. 

Half of the staff gets assigned to the offense while the other half is assigned to the defense. After 
the assignments are given, the staff heads over to the stadium around 5 p.m. 

When it's all said and done, the trainers pack up their supplies and head home for the night. 

Taping ankles might sound boring to the average individual, but there are many perks to being an 
athletic trainer. 

For instance, you get to travel to other parts of the country, Utah, Las Vegas, New York and Florida. 
If you aren't a traveler then you might like the sound of receiving a full scholarship. 

The scholarship includes books and |~~ ~~ j TALKING IT OFF. 

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tuition. If you're interested in the scholar- 
ship, then contact Head Athletic Trainer 
Morgan Sommers for any questions or con- 
cerns. 

Sommers attended Butler as a student 
and he graduated from Wichita State back 
in 1995. In 1996, Sommers was an assistant 
to Todd Carter, who is now the Athletic 
Director of Butler. Sommers left next year 
and went to Fort Hays State to be an assis- 
tant trainer to the program. The last five 
years he was the Head Athletic Trainer at 
Cowley County Community College before 
coming back to Butler. 

So next time you're at the game, don't 
catch all of the football action on the field 
because there is plenty of intense action on 
the sidelines. 




players during practice. 



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Chrapkowski 




The price of 




Matt Mosier, kicker, freshman, Kansas City 
Photo by Jason Unruh 



1. Helmet- $150-200 

2. Face mask- $29.95 

3. Decal (generic)- $10 

4. Shoulder pads- $100 

5. Jersey (generic)- $25 

6. Pants (generic)- $30-40 

7. Leg pads- sets $20-30 

8. Socks (dozen)- $50 

9. Shoes/cleats- $80 

Prices are an average cost of generic equipment 
from www.footballamerica.com 



Opinion by /eremv Costello 

In case you haven't noticed, the Grizzly football 
team is good. They are the defending national champs 
and are in prime position to win two in a row. 

How do they do it every year and with new play- 
ers? 

Whatever they do, take in to consideration that 
they don't have a whole lot of money to do so. I 
know a lot people think that the school favors foot- 
ball and that the football program gets the big dollars, 
but there are many things people don't know about it. 

The athletic department has a ton of expenses that 
have to fit the budget. And since the players don't 
have to pay for anything, the school has to pick up 
the bill for everything. 

The football program has a lot of different items 
for which they have to account in their budget. 

The helmets alone cost quite a bundle because you 
have to pay for the face mask, chin strap, mouth 
guards, logo and of course the helmet itself. 
According to Todd Carter, Butler's athletic director, 
the helmets are sent to a company named Riddell, 
located in Chicago, to have everything put together. 
Helmets can cost anywherefrom $150-$200. Let's not 
forget that there are over 50 players on the team. The 
chinstraps, face masks, logos and detailing at Riddell 
add up. 

Jerseys, knee, elbow and shoulder pads, pants and 
shoes make up the bulk of the rest of the bill for the 
football budget. 

The only good thing about the amount of equip- 
ment needed for the team is that the football program 
does not have to buy everything new again every 
year. The helmets would take up a huge portion of the 
budget every year, but the team can re-use the 
helmets for a few years. The same thing is true for 
some of different parts of the uniform as well. 

The other major cost comes into play on the road 
trips. 

The athletic department has to pay for food and 
any other accommodations the team may need during 
the road games. 

According to Carter, the football team had a budg- 
et of approximately $90,000 for this season. With the 
amount of players for whom the athletic department 
has to provide, it is a wonder how they stay under 
budget. 



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Meet the 2004 • 



Name: Jennifer Chrapkowski 

Position: Editor 

Grade: Sophomore 

Hometown: Wichita 

Why Butler?: I received a journalism scholarship. 

Favorite color: Green 

Favorite music: Everything 

Favorite movie: "Ace Ventura- Pet Detective" 

My Future plans: To pursue a career in print media after 

finishing college. 



Name: Nicole Norris 
Position: Design Editor 
Grade: Freshman 
Hometown: Derby 

Why Butler?: It's cheaper and I received a scholarship. 
Favorite color: Pink 
Favorite music: Country 

Favorite movie: "Armageddon" and "Fight Club" 
My Future plans: Either to major in mass communica- 
tions or psychology and go to Kansas State University. 




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2005 (jnzzly stair 






Name: Cliristina Crow 
Position: Photo Editor 
Grade: Freshman 
Hometown: Wellington 

Why Butler?: It's close to home and I love the atmos- 
phere on campus. I also received a scholarship. 
Favorite music: Country 
Favorite movie: "Top Gun" 

My Future plans: After here I am going to attend the 
University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to attain a 
bachelor's degree in photography. 





Rachelle Poirier 
Position .'Design Editor 
Grade: Freshman 
Hometown: Derby 

Why Butler?: Cheaper alternative in getting my general 
credits out of the way. 
Favorite color: Krd 
Favorite music: Country 
Favorite movie: "Miracle" and "Top Gun" 
My Future plans: To go Wichita State University to 
major in Graphic Design. 





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